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Giant Papaver Somniferum Giganteum (4lbs)


Giant Papaver Somniferum Giganteum (4lbs)

Original price was: $95.00.Current price is: $80.00.


Papaver somniferum giganteum for sale

Giant papaver somniferum giganteum is the variety of poppy whose seeds are most often used in culinary activities and baking. The seed oil is also used for a variety of purposes such as making paints, varnishes and salad dressings. This variety is valued because it produces a lot of seeds. With plants stretching up to four feet, the foliage is bluish green and resembles lettuce. They will usually hybridize with other poppies if precautions are not taken to prevent cross-pollination.  Giganteum poppy, as the name suggests, has the largest blooms.  As a result of it’s larger size, giganteum poppy is a very valuable seed producer and its pods are among the most prized for dried flower arrangements.

Giganteum Poppy seeds for sale

Papaver somniferum. The very largest poppy flowers appear in early summer followed by the very largest seed heads. The seed head of Giganthemum poppy can grow to the size of a tennis ball and they are chock full of edible poppy seeds for baking. This is an easy plant to grow, but you’ll want to give it some room in full sun, in soil that is well drained and not too fertile. Direct sow the tiny seeds on the surface of the soil, and keep the area moist until germination. They need light to germinate. The massive flower stems grow 90-120cm (36-48″) tall, topped by flowers around 10cm (4″) across. Bees love the dark blue pollen.

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Grown primarily for its decorative seed pods, Papaver somniferum ‘The Giant’ provides huge blooms which give way to possibly the largest of all poppy pods.
These outstanding poppies grow 4 to 5 feet tall, depending on how rich your soil is. The chalice-shaped flowers appear in a multitude of colours, each with satiny petals and large lettuce-like, blue-grey leaves.
Florists the world over, use the giant pods in floral decorations, either fresh with late summer flowers, or when dried. The light green, almost round seed pods are also well-suited for crafts. They are often used dried in their natural buff colour or sprayed gold for festive arrangements.

P. Somniferum Giganteum Poppy Seeds care

Papaver somniferum is an easy annual to grow. It will reseed itself in the garden if some of the pods are left on the plant to dry. Once the heads turn brown, in late autumn shake the seeds into the garden to sow the seed for strong, vigorous plants that will flower that bit earlier next year. The seeds can also be collected and dried and sown in early spring.
Sown in early spring, the plants grow quickly and the first flowers appear in early July. They grow to about 60 to 90cm (24 to 36in) tall and have thick stalks and broad lettuce like leaves. This hardy annual will readily self-seed and will make an excellent addition to any garden for years to come.

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